Larisa Tarasova


Larisa Tarasova is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department Catchment Hydrology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Halle, Germany. Her research focuses on understanding of drivers and generation processes of hydrological events at large scales. By providing more process-based insights to the fields of the statistical flood frequency analysis and flood forecasting, she strives to develop tools for more robust flood hazard estimation in a changing world. Dr. Larisa Tarasova was a visiting Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University. She has completed her PhD in Hydrology at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and her M.Sc. in Water Resources and Environmental Management at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany.

Research Areas: large scale analysis of hydrological events; causative classification of flood events; hydroclimatology of floods; flood generation processes; catchment characterization